Exodus 25-27 Today you can turn on the TV and watch the renovations of homes all with their glitz and glamour. God didn’t want to renovate but to build His home from the ground up with all of the beauty, of gold, silver, and precious ornaments. How do you build a house with no blueprints, no workmen, and no time frame? The master architect, God, gave Moses the plans and also set aside men to do the work. The materials didn’t come from Lowe’s or Home Depot but Egypt when the Lord commanded the Israelites to give the people gold and silver and other precious ornaments as their wages for 400+ yrs. of slavery.
God wanted to dwell amongst a people He had called for His own. He wanted his “house” to be built and centered so that all may see and come near. One reader noted that although shiny and gold and holy inside, it was protected from the elements without. Jesus warned the Pharisees that they were hypocrites and like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside, but inside they were full of dead men’s bones. Yet the child of God is beautiful to behold as it is renewed day by day by His love, even as our outer man begins to diminish.
How does the world see you? Are you just like a dead man’s tomb or are you alive and vibrant because Christ has redeemed you?